Chinese-Compromised Swalwell Tries to Flip GOP Sens., MAGA-Backers Against Trump

'What President Trump did was the polar opposite of what any of us would do if we lost an election...'

House Democrats tasked literal Manchurian candidate Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Beijing, with making the argument on Tuesday that former president Donald Trump had spent months priming his base for the Jan. 6 uprising at the US Capitol.

After being exposed for having maintained a long-term sexual relationship with a Chinese spy, Swalwell—who technically represents California—was appointed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., as one of the House impeachment managers in its do-over effort to bar Trump from running for re-election.

The apparent move to rehab Swalwell’s reputation also followed Pelosi’s decision to keep her youthful protégé installed on the House Intelligence Committee.

Swalwell stealthily targeted GOP members of the Senate jury to try to sway their partiality by pointing to specific tweets Trump made criticizing “RINO” members of the deliberative body such as then-Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

“Sometimes there’s a reason to dispute an election: Sometimes the count is close. Sometimes we ask for a recount or we go to court—that’s entirely appropriate,” Swalwell said.

“But what President Trump did was different,” he continued. “What President Trump did was the polar opposite of what any of us would do if we lost an election, because once the outcome is clear and a judge rules, we concede.”

The comment effectively perpetuated the falsehood that members of the Left and others in the Chinese-backed Establishment have continued to spread to dismiss the credible evidence of massive vote fraud during the 2020 election.

Swalwell made passing reference to one such allegation, the questionable election rates in Detroit, Michigan, by taking one of Trump’s statements out of context and cherry-picking numbers to refute it.

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

But rather than directly address the underlying cause of the so-called insurrection that they claimed Trump had incited, the Democrat impeachment managers appeared poised largely to dismiss it by trying to label the vote fraud concerns as “The Big Lie,” a term they borrowed from Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf.

“He directed all of the rage that he had incited to Jan. 6,” Swalwell claimed. “That was his last chance to stop the peaceful transition of power.”

In addition to his efforts to appeal to Republican senators and divide them against the president, Swalwell also pursued another manipulative tactic of trying to sway Trump supporters who engaged only as bystanders.

“During this trial, when we talk about the violent mob … we do not mean every American at the rally,” he claimed.

But that appeal was inconsistent with the rhetoric that his own party members have used to clamp down on their stranglehold on power and to try to deride all Republican Trump supporters as subscribing to conspiracies like the QAnon theory.

Swalwell’s radical colleagues also have demanded that nearly 150 GOP members of Congress—including key senators—should be forcibly removed from office, claiming that their own efforts to use a constitutionally supported political remedy were tantamount to incitement.

But he veered away from such calls while attempting to secure the votes of at least 11 GOP senators still needed to secure a conviction if the six who already defected continue standing with the 50 Democratic senators who comprise a monolithic anti-Trump voting bloc.

In fact, Swalwell appeared to commend the Electoral College challenges waged by a dozen GOP senators including Josh Hawley of Missouri and Ted Cruz of Texas.

“What our commander-in-chief did was wildly different than what anyone here did to raise election concerns,” Swalwell said.

- Advertisement -


CDC: Afghanis Potentially Spreading Infectious Diseases

(Bethany Blankley, The Center Square) The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending that medical professionals and clinicians be on alert for...

New Non-Laptop Emails Show More Hunter Biden Ties to China

President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, attempted to acquire an annual $2-million retainer to aid in the recovery of Libyan assets frozen by President...

88-Year-Old Chuck Grassley Will Seek Re-Election to Senate Seat

(Associated Press) Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, the longest-serving Republican senator, said Friday that he will seek an eighth term in 2022, giving the party more...

Former Colleague Accuses CNN’s Chris Cuomo of Sex Harassment

CNN’s Chris Cuomo has been accused of sexual harassment by a former female manager at ABC News. In an op-ed for the New York Times,...

Pa. AG Sues State Republicans to Stop Election Audit Subpoenas

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro filed a lawsuit against the state GOP this week to block Republican legislators from subpoenaing election officials for its...

Banks Band Together to Oppose Biden’s IRS Plan to Snoop on Private Accounts

President Joe Biden and his administration face heavy criticism as they push a plan to give the Internal Revenue Service permission to delve into...

Biden Admin Disobeys Judge’s Order; Drags Feet on Oil, Gas Leases

(Bob Pepalis, The Center Square) The Biden administration is delaying lease sales of federal lands for oil and gas exploration even after a court order,...

U.S. Government Plans to Default on Debt the Dishonest Way

(Mike Gleason, Money Metals News Service) Debt troubles in China and Washington, D.C. helped boost safe-haven demand for precious metals early this week. By Thursday, however,...

Walensky Overrides CDC Advisory Panel; Widens Access to COVID Vax Booster

(Associated Press) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday endorsed booster shots for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans, opening a major...
- Advertisement -